Posted in John Chapter 4, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Do We Really & Truly Believe?

Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth. And the man BELIEVED the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. – John 4:50

In the book of John chapter 4:46-53 there is the story of a nobleman who’s son was sick and he came to Jesus to ask him to heal his son.  Jesus told the man to go home, that his son would live.  Notice here that Jesus did not go home with the man to heal his son.  He simply spoke it.

Now here is the thing, the man simply BELIEVED what Jesus told him and he went home and found his son healed!  Can you imagine how hard it must have been for this man to simply take Jesus at His word?

How many of you have a loved one who is sick, or needs surgery or simply needs healing? How many of you have gone to Jesus in prayer and asked for it?  I believe that Jesus is saying to you now, “Go thy way, thy son or daughter liveth.”

Now what are YOU going to do?  Are you going to sit there, worry, rehash it over and over in your mind and heart, and fill yourself up with doubt and fear?  Or are you going to BELIEVE Jesus and GO THY WAY?

Think on this a moment…Matthew 5:36 tells us that we can’t make a single hair on our heads turn white or black.  John 15:5 says that apart from Jesus we can do NOTHING!  So, why are we worrying about something we can’t do anything about?  What we CAN do is PRAY and BELIEVE.  Most of us have the praying part down to a science, but the believing part, that is where most of us fall short.

My truck broke down on me several months ago.  I need a new vehicle and I have no money to get one because I live on a fixed income.  I’ve asked Jesus over and over for a new vehicle.  At the time of this post, I still havent gotten one yet.  But I BELIEVE it is coming.  Somehow, some way, out of the blue, a new vehicle will just miraculously pop into my possession.  Usually, when I expect it the least.

Without that BELIEF, I’d be a jumble of worry and fear which will accomplish NOTHING.  I can’t make a new vehicle come to me.  All I can do is dump my request on Christs shoulders and LEAVE it there.  The rest is up to HIM for like John says…apart from Jesus I can do nothing anyway, so why drive myself nuts with worry?

Did I make my point?  Heck the reason we woke up this morning is because of Gods grace and mercy.  It is NOTHING we did of our own accord.  We need to apply that to EVERY area of our lives.

BELIEVE what Jesus has said concerning your loved one or your situation and GO THY WAY.  If this is too hard for you to do, ask yourself this?  What else CAN I do?

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. – James 1:6-7

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Posted in John Chapter 4, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Lessons From The Woman At The Well Story

 

Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, which is called Sychar, near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.

(For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.)

Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.

10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither.

17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband:

18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.

19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.

20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.

24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he.

27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?

28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into the city, and saith to the men,

29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?

30 Then they went out of the city, and came unto him. – John 4:5-30

HUGE lesson in this passage.  Jesus shows us the perfect model for witnessing.  First, He struck up a innocent conversation with her.  “give me to drink” v7.  When she got rebellious v9 , Jesus gently stayed on point v10.  He then offered her salvation. v13-14. She wanted it. v15.  Next, He got her to speak of her sin and she was honest about it. v17-18  She repented and believed and He saved her v19-29.  Finally she went all through the city telling everyone she knew about Jesus and the people of the city came to Him. v30

Now that truly is an apple of gold!

Posted in John Chapter 3, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Staying Humble

John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven – John 3:27

I know a lot of people who take pride in the fact that they accepted Christ as their Savior.  Little do they realize it had little to do with their effort and a whole lot to do on Gods.

John 6:65 says And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. and John 6:44 says No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

So don’t take pride in the fact that you accepted Christ as your Savior.  Instead, take pride in the fact that God invited you to come to him.

 

Posted in John Chapter 3, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Why The World Has To Be Judged

And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. – John 3:19

This verse right here is the reason the world has to be judged.  God became flesh and dwelt among us and the world killed him.  Even today, man still prefers darkness rather than living and walking through this life with Jesus.

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How To Anoint Our Homes

HOW TO ANOINT UR HOMES  (ANOINTING OIL)

PLEASE GET SOME COLD PRESS OLIVE OIL & PRAY OVER IT APPLY THE BLOOD OF JESUS TO IT & READ SOME VERSES FROM YOUR BIBLE OVER IT BY FAITH. THEN ANOINT & PRAY THE PRAYER BELOW.

START: Jesus, by faith I anoint me, my spouse, the children, the cats, the dogs and this home, windows and doorways and declare them all holy unto you and ask that you would cleanse us and this home of every unclean spirit and human spirit that does not belong here.

In the name of Jesus, Satan, I bind you, I bind you hindering spirits, I bind you spirits of the prince of the air, I bind you evil forces, I command you to take your hands off of our spirit soul and body, heart, mind and emotion and material things; off of the children, the cats, the dogs and this home. I bind your mouth and your power and command you to be gone forever.

Jesus, I pray for the anointing of your blood, the surrounding and protection of Your mighty warrior angels and the overshadowing power and protection of Your Holy Spirit over me, my spouse, the children, the animals and the home, the windows and the doorways and ask that You would protect us from any attack of the enemy whether in spiritual or physical form, in Jesus name…Amen

Posted in John Chapter 3, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

His Name Is Jesus

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. – John 3:18

His name is JESUS!

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. – Acts 4:12

Posted in John Chapter 3, My Notes On The Gospel Of John

Saved By Grace

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. – John 3:16

The message I got from this verse is that God does not save by love.  He saves by grace.  Ephesians 2:8-9 says For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

God does save us BECAUSE HE loves us, but He actually saves us by GRACE.